Visceral fat is located deep in the core abdominal area surrounding and protecting the vital organs.
0-12. A healthy level of visceral fat. A healthy level of visceral fat directly reduces the risk of certain diseases, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.
13-60. An excess level of visceral fat. A higher than normal visceral fat rating is a serious health problem. Excess visceral fat is linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, heart disease, and even certain cancers.